Category Archives: Immigration

SCOTUS returns Obama-era case to lower court; provides Trump relief on travel freeze

The Supreme Court of the United States seized the Monday news cycle as pundits and others analyzed decisions on a number of cases, two of them having to do with immigration matters. One case originally brought by the Obama administration … Continue reading

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Conviction of ICE deportation officer for bribes and corruption raises questions about past policy

The story probably won’t lead the news cycle, but the recent conviction of Arnaldo Echevarria, 38, on federal charges raises questions about policies in place before the election of President Donald Trump. I expressed concerns about corruption in US Immigration … Continue reading

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Cutting through rhetoric on the Sweden refugee affair

President Donald Trump brought up the topic of refugees in Sweden in a speech he made to supporters on Saturday in Melbourne (FL). Trump cited Sweden as a country having problems because of refugee admissions—“You look at what’s happening last … Continue reading

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Mexico presidential wannabe to head to US and wave giant double standard

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will head to the United States soon with one thing on his mind. President Elect Donald Trump. Lopez Obrador apparently will seek votes from citizens of Mexico who live in the United States. He is the … Continue reading

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Refugees stranded because of presidential decision, say no warning given

As groups organize to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order affecting migration from seven countries dealing with conflicts driven by Islamist goals for a caliphate, some refugees are still stranded because of a different presidential decision. Some of these refugees … Continue reading

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Unknown whereabouts for man who trespassed at water plant; had Pakistan passport

Local CBS affiliate channel 2 in Chicago reported a man who entered a water plant in Chicago was caught and he had a passport from Pakistan. Shahroon Augustine appears to have been released by a judge. 

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As DHS withholds border report, wonkish plan for SIAs presented in House hearing

The Dept. of Homeland Security is making news today because a key report on border security is being withheld from the public. The report is not classified. Meanwhile, in a US House hearing on homeland security, a Plan of Action … Continue reading

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